Workplace.

6 Tips To Build A Cyber-Security Culture At Work

Matthew Held | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Criminals take the path of least resistance. The weakest link is the employee. Data breaches are mostly the result of employee error or an inside job, according to the ACC Foundation: State of Cybersecurity Report. The best way for organizations to protect themselves is to create and foster a culture of cyber security awareness.

AI In The Workplace: Preparing For The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Thirty years ago, robots might have seemed limited to science fiction novels, but even today there are many industries that have seen the shift towards automation take hold. AI is already impacting our workforce -- and the changes are likely just getting started.

Business Lessons From The Classroom

Jon Packer | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

I've been surprised to discover how the world of work and learning has so much in common. Organizational structure, measuring success, deadlines and the difference between hearing and learning have all come in to play. As my first cohort of students graduate here is snapshot of what I have learned so far:

When Your Work Load Doesn't Match Your Job Description

Evan Thompson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Everyone wants to be recognized by their employer for the work they do, especially if it's above and beyond their job description. It happens often, whether you're asked to complete a task outside your scope of work or you want to outshine your competition and win that VP role that just opened up. Unfortunately, usually the more you do, the more expectations of you rise and as the work piles up, your performance slips and your stress increases.

How To Change The Voice In Your Head To Be More Optimistic

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

In neuroscience, the voice in your head is part of your Default Narrative Network. It's the constant stream of thoughts (chatter, images, sounds, speech bubbles) going through your mind. The data in those thoughts is a record of what you have paid attention to over time, and how you have interpreted the observations around you.

Millennials: Get Out Of Their Way

Mary Donohue | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada
Mary Donohue

Last week a Portland, Maine school went viral for teaching Millennials "adulting." Adulting, for those of you who don't know, is that act of performin...

Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Deri Latimer | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada
Deri Latimer

...and the world will be a better place for you and me. Do you believe that? Is it as simple as putting a little love in your heart? Will the world r...

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Dr. Steven Murphy | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Business
Dr. Steven Murphy

In the past few days, business leaders across the U.S. have spoken out against President Trump's executive order on immigration. Indeed, the business case for diversity is compelling. Having different opinions at the table is critical for innovation in the information age.

Invest In Yourself By Striking A Work-Life Balance

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

I have always approached achieving a work-life balance like investing for the long-term. Just as market volatility means every day can't generate gains for your investment portfolio, you can't expect to perform professionally at peak levels all the time. Don't be too hard on yourself and expect professional perfection and growth all the time. Like successful, long-term investing, a life well-lived requires balance and consistency between home and office.

Why It Pays To Be A Happy Entrepreneur

Brian Scudamore | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

There's no big secret to success in business -- it's all about attitude. Approaching entrepreneurship with optimism means you can bounce back when ideas flop, and in general, you bring more energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.

Standing Desks And Sitting Desks Are Both Bad For You

Margot McKinnon | Posted 12.26.2016 | Canada Living
Margot McKinnon

Regardless of how you might spend time at your desk, both sitting and standing can cause aches, pains, fatigue and discomfort after a long time, simply because you are not moving. Sitting creates immense pressure on your disks and vertebrae -- it's a very demanding position for your spine to sustain!

5 Reasons Why You Should Swear At Work

Workopolis | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Business
Workopolis

Your parents might have taught you not to curse, but did the lesson really stick? New research seems to suggest that it hasn't: two-thirds of all millennial employees swear at work, while 58 per cent of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are said to swear while on the clock.

6 Business Communication Trends For 2017

Evan Thompson | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

The speed with which business communication is evolving can be dizzying. As technology advances, so does the evolution of what started out as a simple face-to-face interaction.

The Millennial Leader: How the Next Generation Is Managing Up

Punit Dhillon | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Punit Dhillon

Millennials are proving that they don't need intense supervision as previously assumed. In reality, you may find that millennials are teaching older generations a thing or two about enhancing a business.

Are Parents Helping Or Hurting Millennials In The Workplace?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

One could argue that the Millennials were only slightly impacted by "Helicopter Parented" phenomenon and the influence their parents had on them had both a positive and negative impact on their workplace skills, whereas the Gen Z kids grew up when this style of parenting really took hold. This could account for so many of them relying on their parents to help them with career decisions. So how is that working out?

Don't Shy Away From Intergenerational Collaboration

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

We are currently at a historical crossroads where there's a shift in demographics in the workplace as people are living longer, active lifestyles. This also means that workplaces are made up of a rich mix of employees spanning generations both starting their careers and approaching retirement.

The 5 Habits Of Psychological Resilience

Deri Latimer | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

Resilience is the ability to absorb high levels of change, while maintaining your personal resourcefulness. It is more than stress management. Stress management is about 'managing' or getting rid of something that is negative (that you don't want). Developing or building resilience is more about creating something positive (that you want). Focusing on what you want to create provides you with opportunities and 'answers' that will not come to you when you focus on what you want to eliminate.

Overusing Your Strengths Can Turn Them Into Weaknesses

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

We need to be selective about which situations to give our full power to, in order to prevent our strengths from becoming weaknesses. To calibrate where and how much to expend. This necessitates knowing our self, knowing our audience, evaluating each circumstance, and ultimately... exercising judgement.

How To Become A Better Coworker

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Alyson Jones

When we realize that such a large portion of our time is actually spent at work, one would think we would be motivated to make this time as pleasant as possible. However, many of us know that this is not always the case. Most people have some sort of war stories from work that involve a difficult coworker or boss who seems bent on making our lives miserable.

Your Company Must Focus On Fostering Loyalty

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Loyalty is quite a buzzword around the workplace these days. Employers are continually seeking those committed individuals who want to learn and grow within a company and who see themselves staying in the same place (ideally in a new position, or two) for a lengthy period of time.

10 Things You Shouldn't Share On The Job

Workopolis | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business
Workopolis

There is a time and place for everything, and the things you might share with your friends or personal network are not always appropriate when you're on the job. After all, you never know how people might react to something you share (or overshare) at work, and those reactions can affect your day-to-day relationships and your career as a whole.

Why 3 To-Do Lists Are More Efficient Than 1

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

According to experts, every minute spent in planning saves you 10 minutes in execution. I think that if we have a list and follow it, we are saving substantially more time, and stress as well. If we create and use our Daily List of five tasks, we will save ourselves many hours of frustration just by being disciplined.

Workplace Depression Is Real

Emily C. Johnson | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Business
Emily C. Johnson

My alarm rings, I try to wake up and go out of bed but... I can't: my body feels like a heavy sandbag forced down to the mattress, my mind races, and my eyes traitorously well up with tears. The first emotion is fear. Not that I can't get up but that I could be late for work. I try to leave my bed again. No luck. And yet, my mental block doesn't prevent me from calling to a boss and asking for one day off for health reasons. Depression. It's real.

'Healthy Work Lunches' Aren't Just A Myth

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

In my years of nutrition counselling, I have noticed that lunch often seems to be the forgotten meal. People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and dinner is almost always the biggest meal of the day. But what about lunch? Lunch should make up almost one-third of your daily nutrition intake -- shouldn't that be important?

Bring An Entrepreneurial Spirit To Your Office

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

As human beings, we often find ourselves doing the same things in the same ways. We pour a cup of coffee, turn on our computer at work, check email... the list goes on. And sure, we've heard the phrase "creature of habit" to validate this type of behaviour, but I'm here to declare it's okay to mix it up every once in a while.